Primal Power Method Blog

A Not So Paleo Bar By Designs For Health

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Heath Squier:  Welcome to “The Primal Show” with myself Heath Squier CEO of Julian Bakery and Paleo Inc and my co‑host Gary Collins, founder of The Primal Power Method and author of “The Primal Power Method” book.

Today, we’re going to be talking about paleo products and some of the companies out there that are claiming to have paleo bars and protein powders and some products that they’re claiming that are paleo and that really aren’t.

When we say paleo product that means that they should be operating within a paleo guidelines. Meaning, they are gluten‑free, grain‑free, dairy‑free. That rules out pea protein and even grass fed whey protein.

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How To Correctly Use Healthy Fats And Oils In Your Cooking

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Primal Power Method Healthy Fats and Oils

At room temperature or refrigerated, saturated fats are solid or semi-solid (e.g., butter, lard, coconut oil). Saturated fats are chemically stable at high temperatures and are ideal for use in cooking.

At room temperature, monounsaturated fats are usually liquid (e.g., olive oil). Monounsaturated fats may become solid if refrigerated. They are useful for cooking at low to medium temperatures.

At cold temperatures, polyunsaturated fats are usually liquid (e.g. flax oil, cod liver oil). At room temperature, polyunsaturated fats are less chemically stable and are therefore usually best stored in the fridge to prevent rancidity. Polyunsaturated fats are not recommended for use in cooking but may be eaten cold, such as on salads.

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How To Stick To An Exercise Program And Stay Motivated

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Primal Power Method Excercise Motivation

Starting an exercise program is an accomplishment. Sticking with one, however, is the real key to lifelong health. What follows are some tips on taking your workouts to the next level – and, equally as important, some ideas on making sure you adhere to your new activities and get the absolute most of our every workout.

Beyond the Basics

In my experience in the fitness industry, I have found that simple straight forward exercise routines are the easiest for people to follow, understand and stick with. However, there are many different types of exercise routines out there.

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How Fructose Can Supercharge Fat Storage

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Primal Power Method fructose

Fructose is a simple sugary, usually found in fruit. It is different from glucose in that is does not cause blood sugar to rise a great deal and is primarily processed in your liver. The part of not greatly affecting your blood sugar sounds great, but we will explore how this sugar is often over consumed resulting in very negative health consequences.

When you consume fructose in normal levels, which Americans usually do not (25 grams or less per day), fructose does not have negative consequences. Americans consume fructose 300% to 600% per day over the recommended level. Consuming too much fructose overwhelms the livers ability to process it. When the liver is overwhelmed by fructose instead of converting it into usable blood sugar your liver turns the excess into fat and releases in directly into the blood stream as triglycerides.

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Primal Exercise Basics: Get Lean And Strong With Resistance Training

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Pullups are a great resistance training exercise.

Pullups are a great resistance training exercise.

Resistance Training: Bulking Up Versus Toning Up

Resistance training is sometimes referred to as strength training or weight training. This type of exercise increases your muscular strength with weights (resistance) such as a dumbbell, barbell, resistance bands, or your own body weight.

Resistance training can increase muscle strength and bone density as well as produce denser, stronger muscles. This is not to knock aerobic exercise; it is also very important. However, many people underestimate the value of incorporating resistance training into their workouts, and I don’t want you to make the same mistake. The bottom line is that you will get the best results when you combine both aerobic and resistance training for a synergistic training effect.

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